parametric statistics


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parametric statistics

statistics that assume that a population has a symmetric, such as a gaussian or normal, distribution.

parametric statistics

The class of statistics based on the assumption that the samples measured are from normally distributed populations.
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Many of us use parametric statistics to analyze the results of experiments, and another important set of considerations comes into play in this context.
In a manner analogous to parametric statistics, testing of significance is also made available in logit models.
These are not longitudinal studies of the same children, but they do represent national samples of the population drawn with considerable sophistication - one of the few instances, in fact, where all students in the population being sampled actually have an equal chance of being in a sample, a requirement if parametric statistics are to be used properly.